Outbreak starts to look more like worldwide economic crisis
Japan's schools prepared to close for almost a month and entertainers, topped by K-pop superstars BTS, canceled events as a virus epidemic extended its spread through Asia into Europe and now into sub-Saharan Africa.
What's happening: Virus fears hit Africa, markets, schools
Amusement parks, sports events, religious gatherings, even school.
Cruise lines, passengers scramble to respond to coronavirus
The spread of a new virus from China is disrupting the cruise industry in the midst of its busiest season for bookings.
In scramble to stop virus, testing raises tough questions
Health officials are confronting tough questions about testing to intercept the fast-spreading coronavirus, with scrutiny focused on a four-day delay in screening an infected California woman despite her doctors’ early calls to do so.
US reports first drug shortage tied to virus outbreak
The Food and Drug Administration is reporting the first U.S. drug shortage tied to the viral outbreak that began in China.
Viral fear sparks global run on face masks
Fear of the spreading coronavirus is causing a global run on sales of face masks despite medical experts' advice that most people who aren't sick don't need to wear them.
Wall Street has worst week since 2008 as S&P 500 drops 11.5%
Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street, putting the market on track for its worst week since October 2008 during the global financial crisis.
Markets slide, auto show canceled as virus impact spreads
Concerns about the economic impact of the new coronavirus are intensifying, disrupting business events, production and travel.
Harley-Davidson CEO to leave struggling motorcycle maker
Harley-Davidson's CEO is leaving the struggling motorcycle maker.
FCC proposes fines for phone companies that shared user data
The Federal Communications Commission is proposing about $200 million in fines combined for the four major U.S. phone companies for improperly disclosing customers' real-time location.
Trump tries to shift blame as virus outbreak rattles markets
As global markets plunge amid growing fears about the coronavirus outbreak, President Donald Trump and his allies are returning to a familiar playbook and blaming others for the slide.
Market corrections: scary but also, in some cases, necessary
The stock market's current slide hit a big milestone Thursday.
Boeing blames incomplete testing for astronaut capsule woes
Boeing acknowledges it failed to conduct full and adequate software tests before the botched space debut of its astronaut capsule late last year.
Fed Chair Powell pledges to use tools to support economy
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell pledged that the Fed will “use our tools" to support the economy, a strong signal of a likely rate cut, perhaps at its next meeting March 17-18.
Satellite almost on empty gets new life after space docking
A communication satellite almost out of fuel has gotten a new life after the first space docking of its kind.
Feds reject removal of 4 US Northwest dams in key report
A federal report expected Friday will address the feasibility of removing four hydroelectric dams on a major Pacific Northwest river in a last-ditch effort to save threatened and endangered salmon.
Markets down, Facebook cancels show: Virus hits businesses
The spread of the new coronavirus around the world is jamming up business as companies suspend production, meetings, events and business travel.
Bill to help small telecoms excise Huawei goes to Trump
The Senate has passed a bill to provide $1 billion for small telecom providers to replace equipment made by China's Huawei and ZTE.
Geneva auto show, other big events canceled amid virus fears
The Swiss government says it is banning all "public and private" events in the country as a measure against the spread of the coronavirus.
Bloomberg's online campaign tests Facebook, Twitter rules
Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign is pouring money into an unconventional online effort that is testing social media policies and blurring the lines between satire and misinformation.